Foothill AIDS Project (FAP) is dedicated to helping people who live with or are at risk for HIV and AIDS in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and western Riverside County. Our services improve the lives of our clients and their families through comprehensive programs and support.
FAP is dedicated to reducing the stigma of HIV and AIDS in our community. Our staff has pledged to fight ignorance and promote education and understanding around HIV and AIDS, and to protect the humanity of our clients and their families.
When FAP was founded, an HIV diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. NO MORE! HIV does not have to shorten your life by a single day, with appropriate medication, nutrition and support. FAP is proud to offer these services to our clients and to improve not just their life expectancy, but their lives’ quality.
FAP’s mission is to improve the lives of those affected by or at risk for HIV/AIDS through comprehensive support services, and to help prevent HIV infection through education and outreach.
FAP was founded in 1987 by a group of concerned residents who were driven to help their friends and loved ones stricken by HIV/AIDS who had nowhere else to turn and could no longer work full-time. In a group member’s living room, this band of Samaritans pooled their own resources to help with buying groceries, rides to the doctor, paying utility bills, and feeding pets.
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic evolved, so did FAP services. At the start of the epidemic, HIV was considered a death sentence. Services were designed to provide emergency measures to keep people housed, relatively healthy, and comfortable. Thanks to advances in medication and treatment, people are living much longer with HIV/AIDS. FAP’s services focus on HIV as a chronic disease that needs regular and pro-active management, much like diabetes, hypertension, and others.
FAP offers a full spectrum of programs and services that empower clients in three counties to manage their own long-term health goals. Integrated treatment and chronic care management, paired with stable housing planning and outreach, provide many tools for people living with HIV/AIDS to live longer, healthier, and more stable lives.